We recently picked up a bottle of Allimant-Laugner Crémant d’Alsace Brut (Vintages 30593, $19.95), since we’re fond of cracking open a bottle of fizzy for random celebratory occasions such as Tuesdays, and we’ve long since run out of the Crémant d’Alsace we buy from Opimian. Very fresh, lots and lots and LOTS of green applecontinue reading
Magnets may offer a way to boost mental performance, US research suggests. No, they don’t fend off aliens and the CIA. Well, perhaps they do — who knows?
Oh hey, I thought when I saw the headline this morning, I should tell GH about this! http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/215835 My brain wakes up slowly, apparently.
One for the martini folks “For myself, I learned all I needed to know about the rules of proportion from the dry martini. (The addition of an onion turns this martini into a Gibson. Cocktail titles proliferate like ranks in the Ruritarian army.) The law is: main ingredient (gin), subordinate ingredient (vermouth), and grace notecontinue reading
From the Mope&Wail’s business pages, discussing the closure of Goodman and Carr LLP: Previously, the biggest law firm to shut down was Toronto-based Holden Day Wilson LLP in 1996. Holden Day at its peak had 90 lawyers after a merger in 1990, but the firm was devastated in 1993 by a fatal accident involving popularcontinue reading
Maths cracks beer froth mystery Mathematicians have come up with a formula that predicts how the head on a pint of beer will change after pouring. Their advance could shed light on why the foam on a pint of lager quickly disappears, but the froth on a pint of Guinness sticks around. The math lookscontinue reading
"Mobile calling" ad Originally uploaded by morecoffeeplease. So here’s a picture of a Rogers Video calling ad which is now in the subway. There’s a picture of a smiling girl on the phone, which is being held in a man’s left hand; in the background is a slightly rumpled bed with nighttime lighting. First therecontinue reading
Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear Zundel appeal
…and I’m going to drop $16 and go, because really, a whole lecture on paperweights? For the 7th year running? I’m deeply curious about this. It’s only an hour, so if it’s boring at least it won’t go on forever, and however it goes I’m sure it’ll make for at least one decent blog post.continue reading
The “street furniture” proposals are on display. One of the Spacing folks helpfully broke the PDFs into images for easier viewing. (He’s not making the images CC licensed, though [oddly] so no direct links.) All the bike racks suck. They’re either flimsy-looking, impossible to lock to safely (locking both frame and at least one wheel,continue reading